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Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Clark Propst
 

One thing you guys are forgetting. They aren't producing any 'Blueprint' series kits.

Clark propst


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

haagtk <haagtk@...>
 

I doubt that Branchline will ever release a 40' version of their overhanging roof. As others mentioned their 50' version can be cut down to 40'. However I think a better option is to use the Moloco 50' roof and then cut it down to 40'. I have heard that this roof is of a slightly later prototype but I still think that it looks better than the Branchline overhanging roof.

I have added a photo to the Files section of my PRR X54 plugdoor boxcar that I added a shortened Moloco roof to.

See:
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QOW6TEl199HFUJU8rQ3QXwPJ5p48L1OO2hq0f0EpyCnuOhrhkJ2JSe3Pz-ftgOZWHXzAjiCpmHL0wapN6N5TNVVKa0A/Moloco%20Roof%20Cut%20Down%20to%2040%27

Or look under "Moloco Roof"

By the way the X54 was kitbashed from a 50' Branchline plugdoor boxcar by cutting ~5' away from each end, deepening the sidesill, and shortening the underframe. The PRR decals are my own that I designed and had DM Decals print.

-Tom Haag


Re: Naperville schedule

Stuart A. Forsyth <trainmail@...>
 

Thank you so much for putting the schedule (even if subject to change) on your website. It really helps in planning.

Stuart A. Forsyth
forsyth@usa.net

On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:43 PM, alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@yahoo.com> wrote:

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Naperville schedule

alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...>
 

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I don't think that's right. It wouldn't be all THAT expensive to make one
mold for a specific roof and add it to a kit. They could simply add the new
roof to the kit with the old roof still in there, or if they wanted to go to
the trouble, they could salvage the "wrong" roof from the kit molding, and
recycle the plastic. This may muddy the waters, but when ELHS worked with
Intermountain, they cut a new roof to fit the other mold parts so we could
get a specific combination of sides, ends and roof which they had in
separate kit, but not together. They could mate up the sides and ends, but
not the roof they already had, so they made a separate, new, mold for the
roof to fit the other two parts. I realize that BL kits are differently
structured, so it may not be quite as simple, but it still seems feasible.

SGL



Rich, I think all of the roofs for the 40' cars are in one mold. This
was how they could cost-effectively give you all of the roof and other
options in an undec kit. A new mold would greatly increase costs, not
just the mold itself but also manufacturing cost.

Tim O'Connor

Tim,

Branchline had not made the 40 ft overhanging roof. They do have a 50 ft
overhanging roof from which 10 ft can be removed. I have been hounding them
for at least the last 3 years to make the 40 ft. With the interchangeable
ends and sides they currently have, this roof would provide a number of
additional configurations they could market for a relatively small
investment in one die.

Rich Orr







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Re: PS2 question

Frank Valoczy <destron@...>
 

Just checked, but they've got nothing for RMJ between 2000 and 2005...

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC

Brian J Carlson wrote:

frank Railpub shows that issue in stock. http://www.railpub.com/





Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

prrk41361@yahoo.com



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Frank Valoczy
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:22 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PS2 question





Ed Hawkins wrote:

Frank,
A roster of twin PS-2s was published in Dec. 2003 Railmodel Journal,
roughly the time the Kadee model was introduced.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
Went and checked, but my LHS didn't have that issue.

Would someone on the list happen to have one to sell, or perhaps be
willing to photocopy or scan (of course for some reimbursement).

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC









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Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

SUVCWORR@...
 

Tim, that could be. I am most familiar with the manner in which C&BT shops molded cars. The molds were in parts, ends, sides and roof. All of the ends fit all the sides and all the roofs fit all the sides so they were interchangeable. The three mold parts were fitted together and clamped into one master mold. I did assume Branchline used a similar setup.

Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 2010 1:38 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar



Rich, I think all of the roofs for the 40' cars are in one mold. This
was how they could cost-effectively give you all of the roof and other
options in an undec kit. A new mold would greatly increase costs, not
just the mold itself but also manufacturing cost.

Tim O'Connor


Tim,

Branchline had not made the 40 ft overhanging roof. They do have a 50 ft
overhanging roof from which 10 ft can be removed. I have been hounding them for
at least the last 3 years to make the 40 ft. With the interchangeable ends and
sides they currently have, this roof would provide a number of additional
configurations they could market for a relatively small investment in one die.

Rich Orr


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Re: PS2 question

Brian Carlson
 

frank Railpub shows that issue in stock. http://www.railpub.com/





Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

prrk41361@yahoo.com



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Frank Valoczy
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:22 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PS2 question





Ed Hawkins wrote:

Frank,
A roster of twin PS-2s was published in Dec. 2003 Railmodel Journal,
roughly the time the Kadee model was introduced.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
Went and checked, but my LHS didn't have that issue.

Would someone on the list happen to have one to sell, or perhaps be
willing to photocopy or scan (of course for some reimbursement).

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: PS2 question

Frank Valoczy <destron@...>
 

Ed Hawkins wrote:

Frank,
A roster of twin PS-2s was published in Dec. 2003 Railmodel Journal,
roughly the time the Kadee model was introduced.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
Went and checked, but my LHS didn't have that issue.

Would someone on the list happen to have one to sell, or perhaps be
willing to photocopy or scan (of course for some reimbursement).

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: better running trucks & wheelset

RDG2124 <RDG2124@...>
 

Bill,

Kadee, Walthers Proto series, Reboxx, Branchline, Intermountain, etc. make metal wheel sets. Also, there is a ream make for HO trucks that many times improves a truck's performance. Have had good experiences with all of these. Reboxx also supplies these in different length axles to customize fit the replacement to the truck.

Evan Leisey
Bennett, CO

-----Original Message-----
From: Hman56 <Hman56@aol.com>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 2010 4:12 pm
Subject: [STMFC] better running trucks & wheelset




Hi all,
I'm looking for better running trucks & wheelset for my rolling stock.
earlier this year I got some pre-ordered mP54's from con-cor and love the
way they roll.
I would like to up-date my other rolling stock, mostly Bowser, branchline
& atheaerns.
can anyone help me with this.
(1920-1940) eastern coal hauling.


thanks
Bill Hodkinson
631-807-3221
Democracy is two Wolves and a Sheep Voting on what's for dinner.
Liberty is a well armed sheep contesting the Vote

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better running trucks & wheelset

Bill Hodkinson
 

Hi all,
I'm looking for better running trucks & wheelset for my rolling stock.
earlier this year I got some pre-ordered mP54's from con-cor and love the
way they roll.
I would like to up-date my other rolling stock, mostly Bowser, branchline
& atheaerns.
can anyone help me with this.
(1920-1940) eastern coal hauling.


thanks
Bill Hodkinson
631-807-3221
Democracy is two Wolves and a Sheep Voting on what's for dinner.
Liberty is a well armed sheep contesting the Vote


Re: Naperville schedule

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this is not quite the final schedule.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Naperville schedule

Bill Welch
 

It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you had not planned to do.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Dick Harley <dick.harley4up@...> wrote:

For those going to Naperville this year, the schedule for the clinics
(subject to change, of course) is now available on the RPM website:

http://railroadprototypemodelers.org/index.php?
option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=59

If the above link wraps, copy and paste the whole link.
Or, just Google "RPM Naperville-Oct".

At the RPM website, click on the link to the downloadable PDF file
for the schedule.
There are a few typos, but you can figure that out and get an advance
look at what will be there and when.
The PDF file "presenter bios" is the list of clinic descriptions.

Feel free to pass this info along to others.

See you there,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Ed Hawkins
 

On Oct 16, 2010, at 12:06 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

What class of new PRR box cars received ODP roofs 1950-1953? I
only have information for some X29 rebuilds.
Tim,
X46, PRR 86901-87650, ca. 9-53, 8' door openings, straight side sills.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Naperville schedule

Dick Harley
 

For those going to Naperville this year, the schedule for the clinics (subject to change, of course) is now available on the RPM website:

http://railroadprototypemodelers.org/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=59

If the above link wraps, copy and paste the whole link.
Or, just Google "RPM Naperville-Oct".

At the RPM website, click on the link to the downloadable PDF file for the schedule.
There are a few typos, but you can figure that out and get an advance look at what will be there and when.
The PDF file "presenter bios" is the list of clinic descriptions.

Feel free to pass this info along to others.

See you there,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Re: Railroad History - another candidate

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. Your suggestions and descriptions have been interesting and worthwhile.

Two of the books mentioned have been ordered through Amazon because they seemed to be at a reasonable price.

Gene Green


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 

Rich, I think all of the roofs for the 40' cars are in one mold. This
was how they could cost-effectively give you all of the roof and other
options in an undec kit. A new mold would greatly increase costs, not
just the mold itself but also manufacturing cost.

Tim O'Connor

Tim,

Branchline had not made the 40 ft overhanging roof. They do have a 50 ft overhanging roof from which 10 ft can be removed. I have been hounding them for at least the last 3 years to make the 40 ft. With the interchangeable ends and sides they currently have, this roof would provide a number of additional configurations they could market for a relatively small investment in one die.

Rich Orr


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

SUVCWORR@...
 

Tim,

Branchline had not made the 40 ft overhanging roof. They do have a 50 ft overhanging roof from which 10 ft can be removed. I have been hounding them for at least the last 3 years to make the 40 ft. With the interchangeable ends and sides they currently have, this roof would provide a number of additional configurations they could market for a relatively small investment in one die.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 2010 10:44 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar


Ed,

I didn't think that Branchline made a 40 ft overhanging diagonal panel
(ZU eave) roof. Did they? Jeff English once commented that this group of
P&LE cars were the first box cars on the NYC system with ODP roofs.

Tim O'Connor


Was the Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar produced
lettered for P&LE?

Does anyone have a photo of a Branchline Blueprint 40 ft, 6 ft door,
postwar AAR boxcar, lettered for P&LE, that I can use in my Naperville
talk next week?
Larry,
P&LE 5000-5999, Lot 774-B, built by Despatch Shops 3-49 can accurately
be modeled with the BT kits. However, I don't believe that BT produced
any P&LE kits.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


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Re: more new decals

Tim O'Connor
 

Tony

Is there anything wrong with the Microscale decals (87-911)? I
haven't checked for 50' capacity data in it but the rest of the
lettering and emblems looks pretty good.

F&C actually does two SP 50' single sheathed kits: F-50-5 and
the F-50-6. And Ted Culotta did the A-50-4 (a 40' car). So now
all we need is the all steel, single sheathed A-50-10! :-)

Tim O'Connor

John Golden wrote:
Guys, what model is are you discussing? Who makes it?
Bill Welch said he was doing the F&C kit of the SP 1-1/2 door
auto car, HO scale. It's one of F&C's best moldings, but as Bill says,
does not offer the T&NO reporting marks in the decals.

Tony Thompson


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 

Thanks Ed. Add B&O M-66, M-67 (PS ZU eave), NP (combo doors)
to your list of 40 ft box cars. Many rebuilds received ZU eave
roofs too but that was after 1960.

What class of new PRR box cars received ODP roofs 1950-1953? I
only have information for some X29 rebuilds.

Quite a few insulated 40' box cars received ODP roofs including
many rebuilds prior to 1961 but I digress...

Tim O'Connor


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Tim,
BT offers a 50' ODP, but not a 40' ODP.

There were a number of series of 40' box cars having this type of roof
built from 1950-1953 including 3 series for P&LE, 2 series for NYC, and
one series each for PRR and UP. More came in the late 1950s for GN,
PRR, and UP. In addition there were several series of 40' insulated box
cars including BAR, NH, & MILW built from 1953-1956.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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